-cide, -cides, -cidal
(Latin: a suffix; kill, killer; murder, to cause death, slayer; cutter; “to cut down”)
Don’t confuse this element with the another -cide that means “to cut”; although -cide, “death”, is related to -cise, -cide, “to cut down”.
2. The killing of a woman.
For example, AIDS in Africa has been termed "mass femicide".
Femicide is in contrast to the literal meaning of homicide, meaning "the killing of men".
2. The intentional destruction of a human fetus: Feticide can also be caused by using an agent or drug, and can be extremely dangerous to the mother.
Feticide does not refer to the death of a fetus from entirely natural causes, or through the spontaneous abortion of a pregnancy where the life of the fetus could not be maintained artificially ex utero.
2. The killing of filariae (roundworms).
2. The action of killing one’s brother.
3. The crime in which someone kills his or her own brother.
2. Any chemical substance (dry or moisture) that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.
2. An agent that kills pathogenic micro-organisms.